Film Review: Looper

Looper written and directed by Rian Johnson (DMG Entertainment, Endgame Entertainment, and FilmDistrict, R, 118 minutes) Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Everyone’s Favorite Mind Bending Paradox Time travel. A mind bending paradox worthy of many late-night conversations. Setting aside plausibility, there seems to be two competing views on the subject. One, made famous by the Ashton Kutcher film, The Butterfly Effect, posits that altering small aspects of the past—as little as harming a butterfly—result in drastic changes to the present. The other suggests time travel carries no inherent danger to the present, think Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. If you travel back in time and alter the past, that altered past… Read More →

Book Group: The Revisionists

The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen (New York: Mulholland Books, 2011. 448 pp) Born in Rhode Island, Thomas Mullen graduated from Oberlin College. His first novel, The Last Town on Earth received the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction, Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today, and the Chicago Tribune best book of the year. Mullen currently resides in Atlanta with his wife and two sons. The Plot In The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen, Zed is an agent from the future. He is sent back in time to Washington D.C. to make sure the world’s problems continue in order that the future he lives in is preserved. It is his goal to make sure that every catastrophe… Read More →

Television Show Review: Eureka: Season 4.0

Eureka: Season 4.0 created by Andrew Cosby and Jaime Paglia (NBC Universal Television, Universal Cable Productions)  Starring Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Erica Cerra Eureka Reprised For those unfamiliar with the Syfy television series Eureka, the show documents the adventures of a former United States marshall in the not-so-quiet town of Eureka, located somewhere near Portland, Oregon. The television show lasted a total of five seasons, just now ending in the year 2012.  However, I didn’t want to merely review the last season, as the final season is inextricably tied with its predecessors, Seasons 4.0 and 4.5. The town of Eureka houses a top secret government facility in which the greatest scientific minds America has to offer reside and work.  Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) is the town’s sheriff and former United… Read More →